October Education Update


Our October Music Education Update is online now and packed full of new information.
Check out the homepage and be in to win an Auarlia5 or Musition5 Cloud Subscription, just tell me what colour the
star  is.

I’m really excited by the MusicFirst Junior developments, including an iPad app for Groovy Music,  which includes Groovy Shapes, Groovy Jungle and Groovy City
and both the create and explore components. If you would like a trial login just sing out.

As always please don’t hesitate to call or email if you need a quote, to upgrade or renew your Sibelius or ProTools
subscriptions and licenses or just need a hand with activations, network licensing or playback.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Helen Beech
0800 468742



MusicFirst Junior


MusicFirst Junior is an great new Teaching System for Primary Music Education.

Ideal for both teacher-led and independent student use, it’s also perfect for flipped classrooms and cross-arts learning.

Cost for an annual school wide license (unlimited number of students and 3 Teachers) is NZ$418.95exGST
If you would like a 30 day trial drop me a line helen@computermusic.co.nz
There is a  student iPad app for MusicFirst Junior and Groovy Music.

Teachers can use existing music resources, create quizzes and tasks and check students progress

Perhaps the most exciting thing for me is that Groovy Music is back as a fully functioning iPad app, both the explore and create features included, so students can explore music concepts and collect tokens to unlock new sounds in Groovy Shapes, Groovy Jungle and Groovy City.  That means an app that can cater to all levels of Primary/Intermediate school.

Well worth a look if you have been searching for a new way to engage students, and deliver music resources across the whole school.
MusicFirst Junior PDF


Band in A Box UltraPlus Pak 2017


Band In A Box is an intelligent automatic accompaniment program… and a powerful and creative music composition tool for exploring and developing musical ideas with near-instantaneous feedback.

We have one  Band in a Box UltraPlus Pak 2017 left on the shelf  NZ$760.00incGST delivered, and can deliver all other Band in a Box product via download.
Call 0800 468742 to order now.

band in a box screenshot  DAW

Band in a Box Ultra PlusPak Hard Drive includes
Band-in-a-Box® 2017
RealBand 2017
Over 2,200 RealTracks Listen to demos!
49-PAK 24 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 22 Instrumental Studies, 30 MIDI SuperTracks, and 59 Styles for Rediscovered RealTracks/MIDI SuperTracks!
Over 175 MIDI SuperTracks
Over 2,000 MIDI Styles
Over 300 MIDI Soloists.
Over 200 MIDI Melodists.
21 Nature Sounds and Percussion Loops
145 Artist Performances
1,000 Dubstep, Modern and Top 40 Loops
90GB Download or available as a pre loaded hard drive.

Watch a video of all the 2017 Band in a Box Features

Compare all the Band in a Box packages here


MusicFirst teaching in a connected world

Is your school is BYOD?
Do you need a digital learning strategy?
MusicFirst Online Classroom Offers

  • Online classroom for music education
  • Curriculum-based lessons and content
  • Digital assessment and portfolios for all students
  • Student and teacher access anywhere on any device
  • Create and grade tests and projects with ease

MusicFirst offers an intergrated Online Classroom as well as stand alone tools you can use with your students,  and  a Junior MusicFirst Option.
Check here for a PDF detailing  the intergrated  tools available.


Auralia 5 and Musition 5


With real audio and notation, Auralia 5 & Musition 5 provide superb contextual ear training and music theory. Access through a browser version creates even
more access for students using iPads, tablets and chromebooks.

The content library contains hundreds of audio recordings and notation excerpts, providing students and teachers with an almost endless number of high quality questions, for both junior and advanced students. Teachers can import their own audio and notation examples, allowing content to be mapped to school curriculum.  Any item can be included in theory and aural worksheets, in combination with any of the existing Auralia and Musition drills. The included notation editor even allows you to create your own scores, making it very easy to customize melodic, rhythmic and harmonic dictation exercises!

A complete interface refresh has made it easier than ever for teachers to manage their students, classes and tasks.  New features include timing – all practice time is recorded, and time limits can now be set on any test! The reports now include a student summary, presenting all practice, test and course scores into a simple sequence for each student.  Date selection has been dramatically improved and the new report design is much easier to read.

Singing support in Auralia 5 has been dramatically improved.  The new microphone setup wizard helps each student set their optimum input level, ensuring accurate pitch assessment. We also now allow students to hear back their singing after it’s assessed – an absolutely fantastic tool for student review!

Auralia features Part Dictation, requiring students to transcribe one or more SATB parts, using simple and advanced chord vocab.  In Musition we have an great new topic called Polyrhythms, making it easy to practice patterns such as 3:2, 5:4 and many more!



Every now and then you have to take a leap of faith.
This is our leap of faith – from our established 8 year old perfectly operational  but cluttered website to a  new tidied up version. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0800 468742 or drop Helen an email